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Kelela and Insecure Have A Surprise For Fans This Sunday

Kelela has been gearing up for her first studio album, Take Me Apart, and we could not be more excited. Fans were first treated to a glimpse of what we can expect from the album with the release of her video for “LMK.” And we’ll get even more this Sunday when the latest episode of…

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Solange Accepts Rockstar Award At Black Girls Rock

Last year’s A Seat At The Table was the album Black America needed. It came at a time when we were overwhelmed with images of Black death and racist terror. It covered the range of Black experience from the everyday instances of racism to the larger more institutional instances that govern our lives. As such,…

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Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw is Back With An Impressive Line-up

Part carnival, part music festival, Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw has become the highlight of LA’s summer music scene since its inception in 2012. What started out as something of an experiment, a childhood dream of Tyler’s has turned into an annual event whose past performers have included ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, and Snoop…

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Thundercat Takes “Tokyo” in His Latest Video

Thundercat explores the technicolor city of Tokyo in his recent Jun Hanamoto-Hearn helmed visual. Throughout the song, the bass lover streams through all of the reasons why he adores the Japanese city so. The clip serves as the first visual from Thundercat’s recent album, Drunk that features close collaborators Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Michael McDonald…

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Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN Reaches Double Platinum Status

Since its release, Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. has been celebrated by critics and fans alike. Its frank dissection of Kendrick’s fame and reflection of his spiritual space has resonated with fans who’ve pushed the album to double platinum status. In celebration, Kendrick posted a photo of himself next to his plaque thanking fans for their support…

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Reaches Platinum Status in 5 Days

If you have Internet connection or live in New York City where the mysterious ads for 4:44 abound then we’re willing to bet you, like us, have been in a rap utopia with Jay-Z‘s latest. The confessional new album has been analyzed endlessly by fans and journalists alike. Even those without Tidal subscriptions were learning…

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Kendrick Lamar Releases Intense Visual For ‘Element.’

Something that makes Kendrick Lamar so interesting to watch is that his audience can track his progression. From the initial promise shown across his mixtape deliveries to the fully developed and ever-changing sounds and themes of his albums to the visual creative eye behind his music videos, he never ceases to amaze. We’ve reached a…

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Audio: SZA, “Doves In The Wind” feat. Kendrick Lamar

It’s hard to think of a relatively new female R&B artist whose garnered as much of a cult fan-base as TDE’s own SZA. Since the release of her 2014 EP, Z, fans have never ceased in their quest for the songbird’s debut album. To our joy, our efforts have paid off and the finish line…

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Solange Debuts ‘SCALES’ Performance Piece at the Menil Collection & Pérez Art Museum Miami

Recently, our own Solange composed and choreographed two performances described as an “examination of protest as a meditation through movement and experimentation of unique compositions and arrangements from ‘A Seat at the Table’.” Set in museums, each performance gives space to Black artistry and patronship, and turns the idea of museum exhibitions as we know…

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Franchesca Ramsey Lands Comedy Central Show

I first encountered Franchesca Ramsey the way most people did: Shit White Girls say to Black Girls. Having gone to a PWI (a predominately white institution), watching Franchesca check off every microaggression of my college was years was both hilarious and cathartic. Unsurprisingly, this led to a firestorm of opposition which landed her a seat…

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Join Saint Heron For An Exclusive Cultural Series at FORM Arcosanti

Hot on the heels on of our Afropunk stage announcement, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be debuting our Saint Heron House cultural series at this year’s FORM Arcosanti. Join us in Arizona for The Secret Life of Plants installation, a special panel discussion edition of Roll Back, Say That, and a Soul Cleansing Jam…

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Saint Heron Auditions For Musicians In NYC & Los Angeles Areas

Saint Heron is currently searching for musicians in New York, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and horn players are encouraged to send in a 3 minute video along with a short bio and photo to auditions@saintheron.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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